Mancini shares Yanks' feelings toward new Camden wall: 'Nobody likes it'
The New York Yankees aren't the only ones who don't like the new hitting conditions at Camden Yards.
New York criticized the renovated Orioles stadium Tuesday, claiming the new left-field wall cost outfielder Aaron Judge a third home run versus Baltimore. Manager Aaron Boone referred to the new-look Camden Yards as "Build-Your-Own-Park," while outfielder Aaron Judge called it "Create-A-Park."
Judge's hit would've been a homer in 29 out of 30 parks.
The Orioles moved the left-field wall back 30 feet and raised the fence by more than five feet to decrease the chance of round-trippers. In previous seasons, Camden Yards was known for being an easy place to hit long balls.
However, Mancini believes if anyone has the right to complain about the new fence, it should be the Orioles' players. Baltimore ranked 24th in home runs entering play Wednesday.
"We play half our games here," Mancini said. "I know that (Judge's) ball probably should be a homer, but yeah, we've had quite a few, too, that should have been. Like I said, we play half our games here, so, not great as a right-handed hitter.
"It's still our job to go out there and play, so complaining about it's not going to help us out. But that doesn't mean we necessarily like it, either."
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